The St Aubin Nursery at 34 Archer Road, Penarth has emerged well from an unannounced inspection by the Welsh care watchdog – the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
The CSSIW report says the nursery – operated by St Aubins Nurseries Ltd – is registered to provide day care for up to 116 children aged between 6 and 8 years of age
The report says the nursery “is located in a large period property set over three floors with access to a large, secure, outdoor play area” . The nursery has ” streamlined the recording of information, because of the “volume of nappies changed” revised its disposal arrangements , and decorated the interiior including a newly refurbished art room and undertaken a hygeine audit .
There were “no issues of non-compliance” identified during the inspection but the CSSIW recommends that to “improve privacy for children”, the nursery moves ahead with improvements to the “layout of the pre-school and toddler toileting areas”.
The inspectors found the children “benefited from a warm and respectful approach from staff and presented as secure, happy and settled with the carers in their environment.” and had an “extensive variety” of activiities and resources provided for them.
Security is a priority the report says with a daily fire register being help, fire drills being carried out monthly and “lock down’ procedures are also practised in case of an emergency.
The CSSIW says “Incidental Welsh was seen to be used frequently (e.g., colours in Welsh) and there was bilingual labelling on some equipment and walls”. The report says “Some staff members are fluent Welsh speakers and can provide a service in Welsh if requested.”
The report notes that good health and hygiene is practised and promoted with children encouraged to wash their hands before eating and to clean their teeth after meals. The nursery has a Food Hygiene rating of 5 (the highest ranking there is).
The full report for St Aubin Nursery is on http://tinyurl.com/zqjq5nx
PDN NOTE: There appears to be nothing in the planning permission granted to the nursery which specifies a limit to the number of children which can be accommodated.